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August 23, 2015 in Immune System Health by Dana Laake

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Recent discoveries within the gut microbiome and how that affects one’s overall health — inciting a much deeper appreciation for prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes

Guest: Amber Lynn Vitse, CN is a Certified Nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and also brings her training in Ayurvedic Medicine to the team. Since early childhood, she has been fascinated with the power of foods, herbs, and dietary supplements to optimize health and, after earning a B.A. in Economics and Russian, she went on to pursue this passion. For 16 years she has both worked in product retail, and maintained her own wellness practice, often working with doctors and alternative medical professionals promoting optimum health inside and out. In the last several years she has reached a wider audience as a freelance writer for several natural health publications, educating retailers and consumers alike on what quality really means in both foods and products. Amber is excited to be a member of the Garden of Life Education team and continue the mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health!

Natural Strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk

August 23, 2015 in Cardiovascular Health, Pain Management / Inflammation Support by Dr. Kevin Passero

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Decker Weiss will discuss natural strategies to combat inflammation, and why conventional approaches can put your heart at risk.

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.


Gut Microbiome and Gluten

August 16, 2015 in Digestive Health, Food Sensitivities by Dana Laake

Dana Laake and her special Bill Shaddle will be discussing gut microbiome and gluten.

Bill Shaddle has been involved in helping doctors understand and apply nutrition as a therapeutic tool for nearly 40 years. Bill has managed sales teams, product lines, divisions and companies in the nutritional sciences field. He has developed workshops and training programs on different health and nutritional topics and is co-author of the acclaimed Nutrition Masters Course series. Bill is currently the Senior Director of Training for Metagenics, where he uses his background and knowledge to help train representatives to support practitioners.


Stress & the Importance of Adrenal Support

August 9, 2015 in Stress by Dr. Kevin Passero

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, will discuss stress and the importance of adrenal support.

Cheryl K. Burdette, ND, received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Bastyr University in 2001. She completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Family Health and Wellness Center. She has lectured internationally, and believes that education is a critical component of empowering others on their journey to wellness. Dr. Burdette has been a member of Xymogen’s Medical Board of Advisors since 2009.


New and exciting research on nutrients and botanicals

August 2, 2015 in Specific Nutrients by Dana Laake

Dana Laake and her special guest Alan Miller, ND, will discuss new and exciting research on nutrients and botanicals.

Dr. Miller is a 1989 graduate of Bastyr University and a well-known clinician and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a member of Thorne Research’s Medical Affairs team since 1994. As an author and researcher, Alan has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review. He is Chief Medical Editor of the book Alternative Medicine Review Monogrophs, Volume One and is a contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine.


Five Ways to Speed up a Slowpoke Metabolism

July 26, 2015 in Weight Management by Dr. Kevin Passero

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Chris Mohr will discuss five ways to speed up a slowpoke metabolism.

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, is a fitness and nutritional expert with an innovative, integrated approach to wellness, weight loss, nutrition and exercise, supported by years of experience in academics, research and practical fieldwork. As the owner of Mohr Results, Inc., he has been a consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations, including the Discovery Health Channel and University of Louisville Athletics. Dr. Mohr appears regularly as a guest nutrition expert on radio and TV and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, newspapers, and websites. Dr. Mohr is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Nordic Naturals.


Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

July 19, 2015 in Antioxidants / Brain Health, Food Sensitivities, Nutrition by Dana Laake

Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. David Perlmutter will discuss his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life.

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter is the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative work in brain research, including the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award and the 2002 Linus Pauling Award. He is the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times best seller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers.


Stress and the inflammation connection

July 12, 2015 in Stress by Dr. Kevin Passero

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Buddy Ojeda will discuss how stress affects inflammation.

Buddy Ojeda is a Certified Nutritionist, health educator and MegaFood’s Eastern Regional Educator. Buddy has worked in the dietary supplement industry since 1996. He has a broad understanding of natural health topics and is often called upon to discuss issues related to immune health, joint disorders, essential fatty acids, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cardiovascular health and energy management. He also has expertise in sleep disorders, stress reduction, digestive health concerns and energy medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle and the smart use of nutritional supplements.


Seafood myths and misconceptions

July 5, 2015 in Nutrition, Whole Foods by Dana Laake

Dana Laake and her special guest Jeff Moore will discuss seafood myths and misconceptions.

Jeff Moore is the president of International Pacific Seafoods, Inc., a specialty importer, processor and trader of premium quality seafood to the foodservice and retail segments. The company’s mission is to provide the finest seafood for a culinary experience that is not only fabulous and memorable, but so fantastic that their customers cannot wait to share the secret to their fabulous meals with their friends.


How to thrive in the menopausal years

June 28, 2015 in Women’s Health by Dr. Kevin Passero

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Jennifer Johnson will discuss how to thrive in the menopausal years.

Jennifer Johnson, ND is associate dean for clinical education and a clinical associate professor at Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson has been involved in direct patient care in both private practice and teaching clinics. She offers care in general medicine with a specialty in comprehensive women’s healthcare. Offering care for women of all ages, she provides nutritional advice including weight management, treatment for hormonal and thyroid imbalances, and preconception care.